New and better solutions are required when your network is serving large companies and their customers
When networks cover large geographical areas, act as an umbrella for many other networks, and in some cases serve customers who want their own small, sorry big, area and part of it all, the demands increase.
This applies both to companies that have their own WANs and to operators and redundant Internet environments with autonomous subsystems.
SD-WAN, large software-defined networks, is a very current area of technology. Great operational benefit can be achieved by building your own software-controlled WAN (wide area network) over various connections. The cost can be reduced, the availability increased, and you can have full control over the network.
SD-WAN is also an excellent solution for security structures where separation between different zones must work even over larger distances and for several geographical locations. The innovation in software control, combined with cloud-based platforms, also significantly facilitates operation and handling. Within SD-WAN, we work with Cisco SD-WAN (formerly Viptela and IWAN) and with Meraki SD-WAN.
Scalable operator networks
For operators, the business becomes even more complex, and thus also has the potential to benefit from simpler and more efficient management. For an operator, the network is deeply integrated throughout the business. The knowledge required to build a network for an service provider often differs from what a regular company needs:
- For operator networks, so-called Service Provider networks, scalability is extra essential.
- Virtualization technology within layer2 and layer3 networks is used to manage separation between customers.
- Virtualization solutions also make it possible to achieve a high degree of automation. It reduces the risk of human error, and it’s time to get started.
At Conscia, we have extensive experience designing and building scalable operator networks. We also benefit greatly when we help companies with their SD-WAN solutions.
Another common technology area for us is to build redundant Internet solutions, in which one or more operators are combined. This maximizes availability and optimizes performance. Redundant internet environments can be built in different ways, and it is important with a careful analysis and design to find the right one.
Conscia has deep expertise in WAN and Service Provider networks, and we can are proud of several experts who have Cisco CCIE: Service Provider.